Logan Paul has revealed how his ‘hero’ Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson severed ties with him within the aftermath of his controversial video taken from information/japan/index.html” id=”mol-05830cc0-f0ee-11ec-a1c7-07d03c1b5024″>Japan‘s ‘suicide forest.’
Paul, 27, was slammed after posting a YouTube video in December 2017 that appeared to point out an individual who had hanged himself from a tree.
But, talking on True Geordie’s podcast, Logan referred to as studying The Rock, 50, specifically wished nothing to do with him ‘one of many saddest moments of my life.’
‘One of the saddest moments of my life’: Logan Paul recalled the ache of studying Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson wished to extreme ties with him after his ‘suicide forest’ video
‘After Japan occurred, clearly discovered myself in a gap, rightfully so, that I had by no means been in earlier than. Extremely low mentally. And I bought a name from my publicist who additionally repped Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and he or she’s like, “Dwayne has requested that you just take away each image and video that you have carried out with him. And perhaps sooner or later the connection could be reconciled however for now, he mainly desires nothing to do with you.” Which I additionally understood, I get it.
‘You know, I made a grotesque error and he has had issues occur in his life the place lots of people that incident affected him vastly totally different.’
In 2018, The Rock revealed his mom Ata tried suicide in entrance of him when he was simply 15 by strolling into incoming site visitors.
‘So I understood it and that was the opposite half. I used to be like, “F**ok. F**ok.” You sleep within the mattress you make, proper?’ Logan mentioned. ‘But I simply want I’d have gotten like a name or a textual content or one thing as a result of I believed we had a wholesome relationship with an open line of communication and I used to be so unhappy that my hero wished nothing to do with me. And I used to be unhappy as a result of I understood it. I actually f**ked up.’
‘You sleep within the mattress you make, proper?’ Paul was sympathetic in direction of The Rock in his determination to sever ties with him however nonetheless struggled with the reminiscence
‘Just one thing man, something,’ he added.
‘I completely bought the place he was coming from,’ he added. ‘I used to be so disillusioned, like in myself. Like actual disappointment in myself. And so, I vowed to get higher, I vowed to alter, no matter, time handed, I begin doing nicely.
‘I simply, I do not know. I simply wished to have the ability to construct a relationship with Dwayne that did not find yourself taking place.’
Logan mentioned he did ultimately hear from Dwayne on Instagram DM after he posted however he by no means replied.
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‘I didn’t attain out to him, he did, about 5 months in the past. No, three months in the past,’ he mentioned, including The Rock acted as if ‘nothing ever occurred.’
‘You know that video the place the monkey took my prime? He thought it was humorous,’ he defined.
‘He did not acknowledge that there was ever any disconnect’ Geordie requested. Logan shook his head and mentioned he by no means replied.
Popping again in: Paul claims he did lately hear from The Rock although he by no means replied to his message
‘That’s your hero, and also you’re mainly saying, ‘If I wasn’t ok for my darkish occasions, am I ok now for you? Okay, nicely no thanks.’ And that was the way of thinking, was it?’ he requested. Logan agreed.
‘I feel I’m a scumbag for outing this story publicly,’ Logan mentioned when requested if he would reply to his message.
He mentioned he did not reply as a result of he ‘did not know what to say.’
‘I’m nonetheless caught on the chilly turkey,’ he defined. ‘I’m nonetheless caught on the, “Hey bro, hey child, I do know we had been cool, I do not need f**king something to do with you. Delete all the pieces that I’m in related to you.” I’m nonetheless caught on that. So 4 years later when it is a “Hey dude, at all times been supportin’ you from afar,” key phrase afar. I do not know what to say.’
‘I did have heroes of mine do this’: Logan additionally mentioned he had heard from different ‘heroes’ who reached out personally to distance themselves from him on the time of the controversy
‘I get it, I get it, however… I’m nonetheless caught right here and it damage and he most likely did not assume twice about it. Or, I’ve thought-about this… my publicist simply made all of it up wherein case I’m a f**king a**gap as a result of they’re supposed to guard him too. The solely factor is additionally they rep Kevin Hart and I had made movies with Kevin. And after I say rep, it is like one to at least one. That is his publicist, she is my publicist as nicely. And Kevin did not have me take away the video. Same s**t occurred, a bunch of viral movies.’
Logan additionally mentioned he had heard from different ‘heroes’ who reached out personally to distance themselves from him on the time of the controversy.
‘I did have heroes of mine do this,’ he defined. ‘They did… name me personally. “Hey bro, I’m positive you perceive, I can not have something to do with you proper now. Right?” And I mentioned, “Dude I f**king really feel you. It’s all carried out, something we have ever carried out.”‘
After dealing with backlash for posting the video, Logan apologized for his actions, saying that he is ‘sorry’ and he is by no means ‘confronted criticism like this earlier than, as a result of I’ve by no means made a mistake like this earlier than’.
‘I’m surrounded by good folks and imagine I make good selections, however I’m nonetheless a human being. I could be improper,’ Logan mentioned in his January 2018 assertion.
Logan claimed in his apology that he ‘did not do it for views’ as a result of he already will get views.
‘I did it as a result of I believed I may make a optimistic ripple on the web, not trigger a monsoon of negativity… I supposed to lift consciousness for suicide and suicide prevention and whereas I believed “if this video saves simply ONE life, it will be price it,” I used to be misguided by shock and awe, as portrayed within the video.’
The apology continued with: ‘I do that sh*t day-after-day. I’ve made a 15 minute TV present EVERY SINGLE DAY for the previous 460+ days. One could perceive that it is simple to get caught up within the second with out absolutely weighing the potential ramifications.’
Many folks reacted to his apology by saying they did not perceive how somebody may ‘get caught up within the second’ whereas filming a person who had simply dedicated suicide.
For confidential assist name the National Suicide Prevention Line on 1-800-273-8255.